|Dec 19, 2009, 04:19 AM||#1|
Alexander III, IV or V?
I have seen a number of Macedonian bronzes that are apparently
of Alexander III (ie: with the name of "an" Alexander) or "Alexander
Æ types" that have been attributed as either Alexander IV or even
Alexander V instead of the expected Alexander III (as per Price, etc.).
Most of the references I have only really suggest toward Alexander III
(Price, SNG ANS, SNG Alpha bank, the Price Festschrift, and a couple of
others). None hint towards anyone other than Alexander Gamma.
Can anyone perhaps direct me to the best article or group of articles
that specifically address the coins of the latter two successors, if such
articles are in fact out there (and assuming that they are not among
those I already have)? Any additional thoughts are also welcomed.
Has this been discussed on these boards somewhere else before?
Are there actually any of these coins in the name of Alexander that
are in fact firmly attributable to either Alexander Delta or Epsilon as
has been suggested by some of these other 'alternative' listings?
I understand that some were, or could have been, struck during the
times of these other two Alexanders and in the name of Gamma, but
I guess I refer to those that can be directly ascribable to the latter
Alexanders, not just in the name of the earlier Alexander the Great.
This probably relates mostly to those Æs types with Apollo on the
obverse and prancing horse on the reverse (cf.Price 338f), as these
seem to be the ones that are generally claimed to be of IV or V, but
any of the later types "could" be given to them, rightly or wrongly.
Eg: Not this item, but Æs that are not unlike this item here:
What do you think?